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the national security agency monitored tens of millions of phone calls there. once again the white house is on the defensive about perhaps which have caused a rift with its alleys. this starts our coverage. >> another day, another embarrassment, another american ambassador simmondsed to see angry european -- sum oned to see angry utep officials. >> the newspaper on monday revealed large scale american intelligence gathering in spain. as many as 60 million phone alls scooped up in one month alone. they met congressional leaders in washington to discuss the surveillance. >> many of my colleagues are angry and disturbed that friends are spying are friend. you have to register the anger of my german colleagues and others who don't feel that should be the case. >> the revelations keep coming, and they are acutely embarrassing for washington. there is already a review of the way in which intelligence my be gathered. but the administration is quick to defend the need for large-scale intelligence gathering. >> the work that is being done here saves lives and protects the united states and protec
. the spanish newspaper said the national security agency tracked millionless of phone calls. they said about 60 million telephone calls last december and january. they say agents tracked the numbers of calls and where they took place. they cited classified documents by edward snowden and the spanish law prohibits the collecting of such information without permission. u.s. leaders have been scrambling to reassure their allies after a swrooishs of allegations about spying. a french newspaper said u.s. acts intercepted more than 17 million phone calls and e-mails in france in a one-month period. german newspaper said monitor chancellor angela merkel's mobile phone for more than ten years. >>> officials in north korea have told nhk they plan to keep a program running that has given people in japan emotional closure. they say they will continue to allow japanese to visit places where their loved ones died. more than 38,000 japanese died in the northern part of the korean peninsula around the end of world war ii. the remains of two-thirds of them are thought to be buried there. nhk world's hiromitsu
, the head of the nsa, the national security agency, general keith alexander and others who lawmakers want to ask, how extensive are these surveillance programs? why are they necessary? and particularly as we've learned of late, why are we tapping cell phones and other conversations of our allies, of world leaders like angela merkel, the german chancellor. the germans are really upset about this. they're calling for an investigation. even some democrats are saying it's over the top to tap cell phones of our allies like senator dianne feinstein. her senate intelligence committee may also be looking into this. in a statement, she said "with respect to nsa collection of intelligence on leaders of u.s. al allies, let me state unequivocally, i am totally opposed. i do not believe the united states should be collecting phone calls or e-mails of friendly presidents and prime ministers." like merkel. that's why the eu, the european union, has people here in washington asking questions, and now am a senior administration official says they may phase out that part of the program. richard? >> tracie,
intelligence collection programs. feinstein released a statement saying the national security agency didn't keep her committee properly informed of certain surveillance activities. the committee is responsible for overseeing the work and budget of the intelligence community. she says that oversight needs to be strengthened and increased. feinstein went on to say it's a big problem that president barack obama was not aware agents were monitoring german chancellor angela merkel's communications since 2002. she said she's opposed on gathering intelligence on leaders of u.s. allies. they face questions after questions regarding the nsa's work. they say the u.s. does not and will not monitor merkel's communications, and they say they're conducting a review of their intelligence gathering methods. >> we're acknowledging the tension this has caused. we understand this has caused concern in countries that are -- that represent some of our closest relationships internationally. and we're working to allay those concerns and to discuss these issues. >> carney said last summer president obama ordered
.5%. some 58 million americans get their social security benefits, most of them seniors. >>> the national security agency is now denying allegations it is accessed the website and servers of yahoo and google. as keith alexander telling politico, tapping those links the agency could collect data from hundreds ever millions of user accounts. >>> u.s.-arab league peace envoy meet with syriamet with syrian r al-assad. trying to persuade the current regime and the increasingly divided opposition to come to the negotiating table. their meeting coming as a damascus suburb currently under siege by government forces. we have more on that evacuation. >> reporter: this is a rare moment of relief and cooperation between regime forces, rebel groups and aid workers. some 1800 syrians have been trapped and were allowed to leave as cease-fire con tyneed to this one area. officials say the civilians were taken to temporary shelters, all the parties cooperated well. >> we have received the call from inside, and from the peop people, that they would prefer to go out because it's not only a matter of eating,
security agency is on the defensive on multiple fronts. the nsa surveillance practices at home and abroad have been front page news afte after the s from nsa contractor edward snowdon. now, bills are in the works in the house and senate that would rein in the spy masters. tonight on inside story we'll take a closer look at the nsa since 9/11, including its mission, it's practices, and it's future. but first this background. >> director keith alexander. >> reporter: demand for intelligence gathering reform are growing on capitol hill over the wake of revelations of massive information gathering. there has been crafted buy partisan legislation to end the collection of puck phone records and the government only focus on foreigners who pose threats. 12 years later the continuing disclosures of nsa surveillance has pushed them to try to rein in the broad sweep of intelligence gathering. appearing on pbs last night. >> there has to be a balance between privacy and security. the nsa and their supporters in the congress have said let's forget about privacy. let's forget about civil liberties. i c
. >>> national security agency officials were required to justification for mass surveillance. it's listed under sound bite that resonate and did not comment on the document. >>> a cease-fire allowed syrians to be evacuated. the area had been under seen for almost a year. the assad, rebel groups and aid workers all agreed to the evacuations. some critics say freeing the area of the area gives assad tactical advantage to clear rebels from damascus. "real money with ali velshi" is next. >> like this baby, facebook blows away sales and profit estimates. i'll tell you what the company is doing right and what risks it faces. what 80,000 items from bacon to flat screen t.v.'s. all have in common. and does jennifer hudson have the medicine son that kathlee tn sebelius needs to revival obamacare? i'm ali velshi. this is "real money." >> reporter: this is real money. you are the most important part of the very. join our live conversation for the next half hour on twitter at a.j. real money. the federal reserve has just spent two days discussing what it's going to do about this economy. for now the fed pl
. the washington post is reporting that the national security agency tapped into the main communication links for goggle and yahoo and collected millions of records for texts, audio, and video. no comment yet from the federal government. >>> president obama defended his health care plan while admitting there have been serious problems with the sign- up process. >> the website hasn't worked the way it's supposed to over these last couple of weeks. and as a consequence, a lot of people haven't had a chance to see how good the prices are. >> the president made the remarks during a speech in massachusets. a lot of people say that contrary to president obama's promise while campaigning for his plan, they have not been able to keep their health plan because insurers have canceled their policies. >>> dozens of employees fired for being in the country illegally. how it happened has some community leaders outraged. the investigators were handled by homeland security and ice. we are live now in san jose where two of those fired workers say they have nowhere to turn. f >> reporter: we're here at plaza i
.s. national security agency denies reports that the spy agency tapped into yahoo and google data centres. a report in the "the washington post" sited reports leaked by edward snowden. the latest allegations come as a delegation from the european parliament is visiting washington to investigate claims on european leaders and citizens eavesdropping. >> the damage to the united states is so high that something has to be done on that. i hope that it will be successful because we need messages for our people that it can't happen on citizens or leaders. >> in rome they want to know if the nsa has listening to phone calls at the vatican. a report says the nsa spied on the vatican and his predecessor, and listened in on cardinals. the vatican says, "we are unaware of anything on the issue. in any case we have no concerns about it." >> french president francis hollande takes on the footy clubs on thursday, proposing a 75% top rate of tax. club bosses say it will make it impossible to compete at a european level and are threatening to cancel night matches scheduled for the final week of november.
the website problems, all you have to do is turn the entire program over to the national security agency. nsa has a website that just won't quit as we all know. >> all right. bob franken, thanks so much. >>> coming up, bill karins and richard lui will be here for first buzz. all the stories we're talking about this morning including halloween costumes and this new menu item. but first, a little bit of spooky trivia. what percentage of americans believe in ghosts? is it 15%, 25%, 35%, or 45%? we'll have the answer when "first look" returns. before william hughes fought in vietnam... and john hughes jumped into normandy... and john anderson hughes served in world war i... and before robert hughes joined the spanish-american war... there were families connected to the belief that freedom was worth fighting for. we're proud to help veterans and their families succeed here at home. about yoplait's fall favorites. so we brought pumpkin pie and apple crisp back for a limited time. see? you really do call the shots. ♪ yoplait. it is so good. if you have a business idea, we have a personalized legal
in two minutes. >>> welcome back. the "washington post" reporting the national security agency secretly broke into communication links that connect google and yahoo! data centers around the world, google saying it's troubled by the report and yahoo! said it did not give the government access. >>> 29-year-old joshua government was arrested, a severed kisever ed finger the key here. the officers retrieved that finger. >>> "san francisco chronicle" is joining. >>> there was no decision after the nfl's meeting with the representative of the oneida nation which said redskins is a racial slur. >>> high school football players are nearly twice as likely to get concussions as college players. a new report by the institute of medicine and the national research council says while the brain is floating freely within the helmet. they say this is despite helmet and mouthguard use to prevent fractures. >>> a high-speed chase, more than 100 miles per hour. his car hit as concrete barrier. it went flying into a deputy's car. both the driver and deputy were hurt. >>> taking you down to business and seem
ca.com or call 1-800-752-6631. discussed that. >> this norm the national security agency is denying reports it is spying on the vatican and hacking google and yahoo servers after a "washington post" report says >>> former n.s.a. analyst edward snowden has a new job. he is working in technical support at one of russia's largest websites. edward snowden lawyers would not name the company but says that he started work tomorrow. the 30-year-old was granded asylum in moscow this year. he is facing espionage charms in the united states. >> the troubled health care website is back. for now. a networking problem caused the website to crash on tuesday night stopping people from submitting applications. the service was restored yesterday and others not back on line until this morning. there have been major issues with the site reventing people from registering and applying for insurance coverage. >> if you plan to fly for the holiday, here is the magic date: the lowest fares will be found if you book before november 12. a domestic round trip flight costs an average of $314 if you book before then. pr
. >>> the united states faces growing criticism national security agency's targeted spying. however an alliance was formed after world war two that excluded five countries. it was called five eyes which includes britain, australia, new zealand and canada. 9 officials said other allies including japan and germany have been subject to u.s. surveillance programs. the source added that u.s. surveillance gathering facilities are located at the country's military bases and embassies around the world. "the washington post" said the nsa collected information from the google and yahoo! data centers worldwide. is they posted that the infiltration was on wednesday by edward snowden. and by tapping into the links, the nsa has positioned itself to collect data from hundreds of millions of user accounts, this would include e-mails sent and received as well as text, audio and video. the post says that during a 30-day period up to january 9th of this year, the nsa used the links to collect more than 180 million new records. google said it is outraged at the lengths to which the government seems to have gone to
security agency may have overstepped the mark in its intelligence gathering. john kerry said: s >> he added - and the president ... >> meanwhile indonesia summoned the australian ambassador over claims its embassies were used as spying hubs for the u.s. indonesia's foreign minister said his country was deeply concerned over the allegations, coming from information leaked by former n.s.a. contractor edward snowden. australia prime minister said that his government had not broken any laws. >> four palestine fighters in gaza have been killed by israeli troops. violence broke out after several israelis tanks crossed the boarder into the gaza strip. it's the latest of a series of incursions into the area. >> thailand is one step closer to passing amnesty laws that could allow the return of former prime minister thaksin shinawatra. thousands have been protesting against the draft bill and more rallies are banned. thaksin shinawatra has been in exile following corruption allegations. >> in the early morning hours of friday the thai house passed pa blankets amnesty bill,ing it the opposition party
security agency may have over stepped the mark in the intelligence gathering. speaking at a summit on thursday john kerry said i assure you that innocent people are not being abused in the process but yes in some cases it has reached too far. we are going to try to make sure it doesn't happen in the future. he added the president is now doing a thorough review in order that nobody will have the sense of abuse. meanwhile indonesia has claims that they used spying hubs for the u.s. and the foreign minister said the country was deeply concerned over the allegation. they came from information leaked from former nsa contractor edward snowden and said the government had not broken any laws. thailand is one step closer to passing a controversial amnesty law that could allow return of the prime minister. thousands of people are protesting against the draft bill and morae rallies are planned and we have more in bankok. >> in the early morning hours of friday the thai house passed the controversial blanket amnesty bill, something the opposition party has been strongly against and protests in
national security agency contractor edward snowden is prepared to reveal what he knows. german media say opposition lawmaker traveled to moscow to meet with snowden. he says snowden told him that he's ready to speak to german prosecutors and members of parliament. they are looking into allegations american agents tapped the cell phone of chancellor angela merkel. strobel says snowden made it clear he knows a lot. snowden has revealed details of several top u.s. surveillance programs. u.s. leaders are demanding the russian officials return him to the u.s. so he can face charges of espionage and theft of government property. >>> germany has criticized the apparent spying operation against merkel. now u.s. secretary of state john kerry admitted some of the spying activities were inappropriate, but stopping short of clarifying the details. kerry spoke to a conference in london via video link on thursday. >> some of these actions have reached too far, and we are going to make sure that does not happen in the future. >> but he defended u.s. intelligence gathering, saying it has stopped numerou
of the national security agency surveillance program leads to five. kenny however defended the need for increased surveillance state is an effective counter terrorism tool. and he also assured that the fact an act which have avoided close allies like germany would be repeated in the future really an f eighteen jet on key setting standards that the controversial program of spying on foreign leaders came in response to requests from policymakers. i use it will be using this process and yes is a star in a row you are. his charm and a few needles our view. in order to own a house to use those intelligence needs say things like our european financial crisis. we're scoring what's happening now. these kinds of things result in collection activities. when somebody said we wanna know leadership intentions. i'm trying to think what do you view with one no leadership intentions these are the issues so i don't think that's part of the current policy discussions say ok from where i stand. the question so do you need all their data. so i would turn it around and say i actually think there's a better way to do
national security agency contractor, edward snowden, one former aide to the chancellor said that snowden has done the western world a great service and it's up to us to help him. today on "face the nation," rejecting the idea that snowden be granted any clemency. >> can he had an opportunity if what he was was a whistle blower to pick up the phone and call the house intelligence committee, the senate intelligence committee. that didn't happen. and now he's done this enormous disservice to our country and i think the answer is no clemency. >> a republican counterpart in the house also dismissed the idea. >> no, i don't see any reason. you know, we -- i wouldn't do that. >> the suspect in friday's fatal shooting of a tchl sa altsa age has been charged with murder. paul ciancia wrote a note indicating that he intended to die during the attack. he survived after being wounded by the police. >>> four prominent scientists, including james hansen, distributed a joint letter citing the need for nuclear power plants. they wrote renewables like wind and solar and biomass cannot scale up fast enoug
information at this time. >>> and google's executive chairman is lambing the national security agency. he says they allegedly spied on his company's data centers. telling the adjourn the allegations are outrageous, google has registered complaints with nsa, as well as president obama and members of congress. edward snowden said the agency broke into google and yahoo's information centers. >>> memberships of the gop are taking sides. as patty culhane shows us, an election in alabama defines the sides. >> omar gets to work, trying to define the soul of the renal party. he calls himself a true believer, his cause, teapt, the most conservative faction of the republican party. >> it will be a godly country, a country that god can look down on and say, i'm proud of this country but right now i don't think he's doing that. i don't think he's proud of the way we conducted business. >> he's campaigning outside the debate for this man candidate dean young, promising to change washington confrontation. >> i can tell you now that barack obama does not want me to go to washington because we don't have a lo
the name edward snowden. the former national security agency contractor who released thousands of classified documents about government surveillance in one of the most significant leaks in u.s. history. he's been charged with espionage and has been living in russia under temporary asylum. the american journalist at the center of the story lives in brazil. >> we've had to come to rio to speak to glenn greenwald. he hasn't returned to the united states since he broke the story about the nsa surveillance programs for fear of being prosecuted. >> the nsa's goal really is the elimination of privacy globally. it is literally a system designed to monitor all forms of human behavior inside the united states, which is the ultimate surveillance state. >> last december, glenn greenwald received an email from a person who didn't identify himself. >> we still didn't know who he was, where he worked, but he was saying he had access to large amounts of very sensitive surveillance information that show the united states government was violating the law and abusing it's power. >> suddenly in my
for pope francis. they tried to clear the air with this statement. the national security agency does not target the vatican. assertions that it has are not true. also wednesday the united nations says it received similar asurnss that its communications networks are not and will not be monitored by american intelligence, but it was not clear whether they were monitored in the past, but it's not just international bodies and city-states that are targets. the "washington post" reported the nsa broke into communication links connecting google and yahoo! world offices. the story was based on documents obtained from nsa leaker, edward snowden. the nsa denied the tactic saying it gets data from such companies only through court orders. of course, all this comes after german chancellor angela merkel learned the u.s. had been monitoring her cell phone for years. now france and spain want to know if their calls were tapped too. vinita nair, cbs news, new york. >>> passengers on a delta flight have finally reached their destination this morning after an unscheduled stop at a very remote airport
of the national security agency. the problem that japan has is that it is currently illegal to spy or use crop on internet traffic. it is simply against their constitution. i am pretty sure the japanese government would like to cooperate more closely with the united states on these sorts of things as they have their own problems with china, but at the moment it is legally impossible. >> that is the view in tokyo, what about the allegations in spain, 60 million calls monitored in one month alone. tom, what is the root of the source of these claims? >> the information came out from the journalist glenn greenwald, responsible for linking the story about edward snowden, information that was published in him window this morning -- in undo" newspaper this morning. interesting that the monitoring activity according to these peaked on the 11th of december and that there was a lull in the activity around christmas. coming on the day that the spanish and u.s. ambassador was summoned by the french government. he met this morning with a minister in the foreign ministry and the spanish capital. no reaction
newspaper says the national security agency tracked millions of phone calls. reporters for el mundo said they logged 60 million calls last december and january. they say the agents tracked the numbers of calls and where they took place. they say the agency did not store the content of the calls. the reporters cited classified documents provided by former nsa contractor edward snowden. spanish government officials summoned the u.s. ambassador for an explanation. spanish law prohibits the collecting of such information without permission. >>> german media are reporting that agents also bugged chancellor angela merkel's phone. u.s. officials have not denied the allegation but say no such surveillance is taking place now. they say they're conducting a review of their intelligence gathering methods. >> i noted the other day a readout from a phone call the president had with chancellor merkel made clear that we do not and will not monitor the chancellor's communications. >> carney said last summer president barack obama ordered a comprehensive review of how the u.s. gathers intelligence. he sa
. the national security agency is denying that president obama was told in 2010 of spying on germ man chancellor. the republican chairman of the house intelligence committee calls the report 100% wrong and said the leaked information is being misinterpreted. all the spying comes from documents taken from edward snowden. >>> the healthcare reform website takes another hit this weekend. the glitch sunday is linked to a data services hub that went down. the network failure impacted other government websites as well. the white house is blaming an outside contractor for the glitch, held secretary was expected to testify this week about the problems plaguing the online healthcare site. >> the federal government is granting $19 million in aide to maryland communities hit hard by superstorm sandy. one year ago tomorrow, the storm originally a hurricane, slammed into the east coast. property damage here was mainly centered on the lower eastern shore. the money can be used for damaged housing and infrastructure as well as economic developments. >>> and what a difference a year can make. we have a bright
, ten of those 21 defected spies are from national security agency which is primarily responsible for capturing defectors. so probably they want to capture and return some important defectors. and by doing so, prevent or deter future defectors. or maybe to get information about existing defectors for future operations. or, as it turned out, if you try to assassinate high profile defectors, if they are successful in those assassinations, it may create additional factor of deterring future defectors through intimidation. but still, spies are spies, so they engage in searching and gathering intelligence, maybe engaging in activities of public opinion, using internet these days. >> how do you think this might change how the south koreans treat people who say they are defectors? >> well, south korea has maintained a foreign policy to receive all of those who want to come and settle down in korea. there are two principle reasons for this policy. the first is because of the constitution. the constitution of south korea states that the territory of public korea covers the entire korean pe
of the national security agency is denying reports that he discussed operations involving merkel with president obama. susan mcginnis is in washington. susan, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. you know, many here seem unfazed by word of this kind of monitoring. one congressman hinted that the reaction is simply because the information is now out in the public realm, but this european delegation is here, they will be meeting with white house officials, and one big question is what did president obama know and when. a european union delegation is in d.c. this morning to meet with white house aides and members of congress. they're expressing outrage at reports the nsa has been eavesdropping on as many as 35 world leaders. >> i think we have repair work to do, and i think we have hard questions we need to ask of the nsa about what's really happening in this program. >> reporter: the visit comes on the heels of a german newspaper which says the u.s. listened in on angel a merkel's phone calls since 1992. the obama administration denies it saying news reports claiming otherwise are not true
as broad. the wall street journal reports the national security agency ended a program that spied on as many as 35 world leaders after the white house ordered an internal review over the summer. senior officials say several programs have already been shutdown and others are expected to be closed at a later date. the report also states president obama spent nearly five years in office in the dark, unaware of the nsa's practices overseas. officials say the targets of these programs are not typically decided by the president but by the agency. yesterday congressman peter king defended the nsa's programs saying they should be viewed as a positive thing for everyone involved. >> the president should stop apologizing and stop being defensive. the reality is the nsa saved thousands of lives. not just the united states but also in france and germany and throughout europe. we're not doing it for the fun of it. this is to gather valuable intelligence which helps not just us but the europeans. >> with the government shutdown behind us and the fight of obama care still going the republican pa
on to tellwusa9.com. cast your vote and leave your comment. >> the washington post reports the national security agency secretly collects information that goes between the data centers of yahoo and google. the newspaper sites documents from contractor, ed snowden. those documents indicate the information collected by the nsa includes text, audio, and video. general keith alexander does dispute the post story. he says the nsa is not breaking into any data bases, but he does say google and yahoo are compelled to work with the government. >>> just moments ago, the jury began deliberations in the sean taylor murder trial. the washington redskins star was gunned down in his florida home in a botched burglar back in 2007 and on trial in miami, the alleged trigger man, eric rivera, prosecutors say rivera and four of his friends broke into taylor's house saying the place would be empty. >> tonight the suspects and three armed robberies and two days in montgomery county are at large. as kristin fisher reports, the latest happened early this morning at the cbs on tuckerman lane. >> two masked men, one w
the director of the national security agency. but the congress people in the house intelligence committee were adamant they did not know anything about how we gather intelligence. >> i think that if you are's tapping the phone line of a foreign leader, and ally that is a significant intelligence activity that should be reported to the committee. >> i too want to just say that we need to do everything we can to insurance that our members get the information that we need. >> why did we not know that heads of states were being eaves dropped on, spied on. >> i thought we were bros. these folks in congress on the house intelligence committee are completely taken off guard but what-- maybe the access of american intelligence gathering and they invest ree right to be outraged and surprised. well, not every right, no right, they have no right. here's why. >> in 2001 congress passed the patriot act giving our intelligence agencies access to quote any tangible thing. that's the phrase that's in the patriot act. our nation's intelligence has to have access to everything exaccept-- except wishes and faire
a round of revelations about the national security agency. we have this report. >> these are the slides leaked by whistle blower edward snowden in june revealing u.s. authorities are demanding internet companies hand them user information. as long as the national security agency or the fbi are 51% sure that the user is foreign, their emails, audio and video chats, photographs and documents are theirs for the searching. carefully worded denils follow from the companies, arguing that they only give specific information to the u.s. government as legally required on a case by case basis. these assurances have been left irrelevant sholling the number of sa -- showing the nsa has bypassed this, breaking into googles and yahoo!'s cables. citizens no longer receive protection awes all information is -- as all information is considered foreign. >> the government backs into the cables as a backdoor to get around the complaints. >> one thing is clear - any data protections that do exist are only for u.s. citizens. >> if you are not a citizen, if you are a non-american outside the united states, b
gave rebirth to the national security agency as a technological cyclops. the nsa grows stronger as it collects more of our personal information. the u.s. constitution grows weaker. today we gather to restore those freedoms, repeal the patriot act, abolish the nsa. [applause] today we gather not as partisans, but as americans. we know the monstrous national security state is a product not of a single party but a system of government that today bears no resemblance to the lofty goals of america's founders. this system has produced policies that are a concoction of lies that have fooled no one, lies that took us into iraq, afghanistan, libya, lies that put the drones over the skies in many countries, telling us that in the name of security we must give up our liberty. the state has become like a leviathan, unaccountable to anyone, slaying dragons abroad while crushing individual rights and freedoms here at home. as the government claims falsely to be fighting for democracy abroad, we are truly losing our democracy here at home, and that is not acceptable. [applause] in the name of
. . >>> now, to the controversy surrounding the national security agency. a document obtained by al jazeera shows agency officials had been advised to site the 9/11 attacks when asked to testify about surveillance activities before congress. it was listed under a subheading titled, "sound bites that resonate", it contains a series of talking points. the nsa did not comment. there were revelations about the extent of the nsa surveillance activities. the "the washington post" reports that the agency broke into the links connecting ya he and google. the agency will be able to collect data from hundreds of millions of uses, many belonging to americans. the government has not confirmed or denied the report. google and yahoo are unaware of the activity. >> the president of syria say talks will only succeed if foreign powers stop supporting the opposition. james bays says they are on the way to trying to end the civil war. >> the u.n. special representative lakhdar brahimi meeting with syria's president bashar al-assad - part of efforts to organise a peace conference after more than 2.5 years of b
of state john kerry weighs in on the spy activities of the national security agency, saying the n.s.a. went too far. >>> welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm david shuster, here is a look at the headlines - witnesses describe chaos in terminal 3 of los angeles international airport after a gunman opened fire this morning morning. this video from tmz showed people running after hearing the shots. an agent was killed. several others were wounded. the federal bureau of investigation identified the gunman as 23-year-old paul ciancia of pennsville new jersey. president obama said he and nouri al-maliki, iraqi prime minister shook hands and discussed how the two can work together to fight al qaeda. nouri al-maliki is seeking military aid from the united states to fight the sebbing tare have been violence. >> a u.s. drone missile attack killed this man, hakimullah mehsud, one of the c.i.a.'s most wanted men. the u.s. accused him of killing thousands, and put a $5 million bounty on his head. hakimullah mehsud was suspected of planning an attack killing employees at a u.s. base in afghanistan. th
government stops watching us. >> former national security agency whistleblower, strake speaking saturday at the stop watching us rally. he was charged with espionage after he was suspected of revealing information about the agency's warrantless wiretapping program. original charges against him were dropped. former republican governor of new mexico gary johnson also addressed the crowd. >> the government has granted itself power that it does not have. [applause] we have to stand against this. forla merkel, thank you bringing attention to the world that the u.s. is monitoring the .ell phones of 35 world leaders thank you for allowing us to recognize that 70 million cell phone conversations in france every month are being monitored. edward snowden, thank you -- [applause] thank you for bringing to the attention of the world the fact the u.s. government, the nsa is engaged in massive information gathering. 125 billion cell phone conversations a month. judge's granting legal authority 113the nsa to monitor million verizon users. this is not due process. >> former republican governor of new me
that the national security agency is opening the laws and regulations that we put on them. we probably need to be able to have more transparency about what the foreign surveillance court is up to so that we can lay to rest the accusation that they are just a rubber stamp or that they don't actively double check what the national security agency is up to. so we have a communications challenge that we have got to get out there. that is not to say there is not substance. it is going to be debated. reasonable people can come down on either side of the debate, but that is what is going to be going on in congress this fall is trying to reconcile all of these competing interests. host: michael from las vegas, independent line, hi. caller: as i was telling the person who took my call, i ran who a chap in las vegas gave me suspicion that he might be a terrorist. i tried to call home and security, and it was impossible to get through. nobody answered the phone. i try to get a letter to them, i cannot get any communication. now, what does one do in a case like that? i had a very serious reason why thi
european country ticked off at the u.s., specifically the national security agency, and today, it was our ally in madrid. the spanish secretary of state for the european union summoning our ambassador for a dressing-down over recent published allegations they national security agency collected data from 60 million phone calls in spain within a 30-day period last year. afterward, the country's foreign mill -- minister explained the stakes for the session. >> question asked the ambassador that he facilitates to the government all the necessary information about these concerns. which the event they are confirmed would mean a rupture in the climate of confidence which traditionally existed in the relations between our two countries. >> president obama mostly deflects dueling reports assaulting the president knew about the spying on german chancellor angela merkel three years ago and greenlighted it to continue. another report saying that mr. obama was kept in the dark about the spying on merkel for five years before learning of is this summer and oring an end to it. jay corney would not comme
and the national security agency pushed back. >> one of the first things i learned in intel school in 1963 is that this is the fundamental giveen in the intelligence. >> woodruff: that fundamental according to director of national intelligence james clapper, is learning the intentions of foreign leaders, even if it means spying on allies. what's more, he told today's house hearing it's a two-way street. >> do you believe that the allies have conducted or at any time any type of espionage activity against the united states of america, our intelligence services, our leaders or otherwise? >> absolutely. >> there have been disclosures in recent days that the national security agency eavesdroped on german chancellor angela merkel. the n.s.a.'s director, army general keith al sander the, defended the general practice of surveillance in the u.s. and abroad to prevent terrorist attacks. >> there has not been a mass casualty here in the u.s. since 2001. that's not by luck! they didn't stop hating us. they didn't say that they were going to just forgive this. they continue to try. it is the great me
of national intelligence and general keith alexander, the head of the national security agency, the nsa, will be testifying answering questions, presumably about the nsa surveilance program including reports over the past few days that the u.s. has been spying on allied leaders, including monitoring the personal cell phone of the german chancellor angela merkel. we'll monitor what's going on, bring you the highlights. stand by for that. right now he's just opening up the hearing. meanwhile, president obama is being hammered on many fronts right now. how much did he know about the surveilance of friendly allies? why didn't he know about the problems that were going to plague the health care website? i want you to listen to part of the new article from cnn's chief political analyst gloria borger she just wrote and posted on cnn.com. i'll read you a line. the ultimate irony may be this. a president who extols the virtues of government has now been sucked into the big government vortex experiencing up close and personal as they say what it feels like to lose control to the bureaucrats. the
of the national security agency, has said that the reports about the n.s.a. tapping into google servers is not an accurate report. clearly, however, we need to have reforms of the system. we need to have more transparency. and we need to ensure that the privacy and civil liberties of americans are being safeguarded. and just today we approved a major reform bill that would l do just that. i'm very pleased that it includes an amendment that i authored with my colleague angus king from maine that will strengthen the role of the privacy and civil liberties board to do for oversight of n.s.a.'s collection programs. >> woodruff: senator, let me turn you now -- thank you for that. i want to turn you now to the republican party and there's a new nbc/"wall street journal" poll out need shows record low approval ratings for your party for the republican party. it shows approval is down for the government overall but for republicans 22% positive, 53% negative. why do you think that is? >> that's certainly a clarion call for the republicans from my party to do a lot of self-examination. i think it
. sandusky was convicted last year of 45 counts of sexual abuse. >>> national security agency spying practices is not letting up tonight. the u.s. ambassador to spain was summoned to the foreign ministry in madrid, to answer new eavesdropping allegations. danielle nottingham has more from washington. >> reporter: a delegation of european diplomats arrived on capitol hill, hoping to limit u.s. spying on their leaders. >> i think we have to make a clear distinction between fighting together terrorism, but not spying on friends. >> reporter: former national security agency contractor edward snowden leaked documents revealing the u.s. tapped german chancellor awningle -- angella merkel's cell phone. president obama steered clear of the controversy, as he helped swear in his new fbi director. but the white house is saying, u.s. intelligence gather suggest under review. >> the president clearly feels strongly about making sure that we are not just collecting information because we can, but because we should. >> reporter: besides being embarrassing, spying on allies could have economic cons
is the nationaling security agency informant claims that barack obama new that they were monitoring angela merkel in 2010. a contradiction to reports that he told her that he had no idea about the bugging. in spain in newspaper has reported that they have collected data from 60 million phone calls from one month and 2012. the information comes from documents recovered from edward snowden. on it goes. japanese media reported that the nsa asked the japanese government to help monitor communication tables linking the asia-pacific region, however tokyo refused. german politicians are demanding that they should abandon trade negotiations, at least until the issue is resolved. our tokyos correspondent responding to the claims that the national security agency and the u.s. wanted access to japanese optical fiber cables. >> this is an unnamed source, so we do not know the veracity, but it is from a reputable news , usually a reliable source of information that has had good contacts inside the japanese government. it is plausible that the report is true, saying that in 2011 the nsa, the american intellige
-time low for the gop. now to the controversy surrounding the national security agency. i a document obtained by al jazerra america shows nsa officials had been advice today site the 911 attacks when testifying about its surveillance activities. that advice was listed under a subheading titled sound bites that residence nate. the document obtained under the freedom of information act contains a series of talking points. the nsa did not comment on the details of the document. >>> and there are more revelations about the extent of the nas surveillance activities. according to the washington post the agency secretly hacked the main data centers for internet giants yahoo and googling. by tapping those links the nsa would reportedly able to collect data from hundreds of millions of user account, many account belonging to americans, the government has not confirmed or denied that report. going and yahoo officials say that they are unaware of this activity. >>> syria's president says he's willing to take part in peace talks under certain conditions. he says support for rebels needs to first
, the problem is we're not getting the full story out of the national security agency. if they had been simply running through spanish calls looking for particular terrorists over the course of a month, 60 million called is no big deal. it's almost acceptable. i think the shock for most people is that the united states allowed this to be leaked out in documented. that's what the french and germans and spanish are reacting to. now as for listening, to heads of state, that's something else. and frankly it would be highly unusual for the national security agency to monitor the chancellor of germany's phone and not tell the president early on. that would be completely opposite standard operating procedure. >> and that's what the "the wall street journal" is saying this morning citing several sources that the president wasn't notified of this. you have called this the worst damage to u.s. intelligence in 30 or 40 years. with a it worth it? >> absolutely not. look, the national security agency, i depended upon it for my entire career. it's got brilliant information when it comes to counterterrorism.
allowed to be reconnected to flow at lower pressure. a report of alleged national security agency eavesdropping. a spanish newspaper said the n.s.a. tapped into 60 million phone calls in spain in one month. this is a week a similar reports of spying by the united states in san francisco and germany. the white house is reviewing the way america gathers intelligence to account for the security concerns of united states citizens and allies. the "wall street journal" reports that the white house cut off monitoring programs after learning of them including the one that was tracking german chancellor merkel. >> we are continue to follow breaking news. a driveway death in the south bay involving an s.u.v. >> a sleep in with a mission in a popular san francisco park tonight. so before the first sneeze help protect with a spray before the first tissue help defend with a wipe. and help prevent with lysol to get 10x more protection with each hand wash and kill 99.9% of germs around the house. this season, go beyond cleaning to help protect your family with lysol. start healthing. imagine a p
security agency is conducting surveillance, on american citizens within the united states. specifically under the u.s. patriot act which was passed after 9/11, and the national intelligence directors, clapper, james clapper and alexander will be trying to describe to what degrees they have complied with the law. they insist and they just recently actually overnight released several declassified documents trying to show that they have been complied with the directives of the secret u.s. foreign surveillance intelligence court. and that in one instance, several instances where they did exceed the boundaries allowed by that court, that they pulled back, and subsequently, the court approved their methods. so again, this is -- this won't necessarily deal with the extent with which american intelligence agencies are actually spying on foreign leaders. >> okay, tom ackerman, thank you very much, indeed. >> was it a simple car crash or a point to drive home a point by choinchinese ethnic minority? in china am teenen men square. reporting from hong kong. >> around the square normally subjected t
. >> reporter: national security agency chief keith alexander said european partners have not been shy about spying on the u.s. alexander was questioned by minnesota republican michele bachmann. >> is it your experience that allies of the united states have spied on the united states historically? >> yes. >> or even as we speak? >> yes. >> reporter: alexander denied stories based on leaks from former n.s.a. contractor edward snowden that the n.s.a. has collected the phone numbers of millions of citizens in france, spain, and italy. alexander said that data was passed to the u.s. by european intelligence agencies. >> to be perfectly clear, this is not information that we collect the on european citizens. it represents information that we and our nato allies have collected in defense of our countries and in support of military operations. >> reporter: now, there is strong sentiment in congress to rein in the powers of n.s.a. by prohibiting the mass collection of u.s. phone records but intelligence warned today, scott, that could put the country at higher risk. >> pelley: they made history agai
is publishing more information from edward snowden the national security agency computer technician who is spilling the secrets of u.s. surveillance. bob orr is our homeland security correspondent. today's story say they may be stealing the communications of the networks of google and yahoo!, what did you find out about that today? >> reporter: scott, it seems n.s.a. is getting far more aggressive than it's been in pushing back of these stories based on the leaks, specifically n.s.a. chief keith alexander denied the "washington post" report which claimed that the u.s. government is using some kind of secret back door or back doors to routinely scoop up millions of communication records from users of yahoo! and google. alexander made point of saying that n.s.a. does get information from those internet search companies but only through court orders. >> pelley: bob orr in our washington newsroom. thank you, bob. in egypt, a top leader of the muslim brotherhood was arrested today by the military government, it's part of the crackdown on brotherhood which advocates a strict islamic governmen
. >>> 4:40. the national security agency broke into communications centers for silicon valley giants yahoo and google according to a new report in the "washington post" which says the nsa retrieved millions of communication records from those companies. and an italian magazine says the nsa recorded vatican phone calls when cardinals were gathering to elect the new pope earlier this year. general keith alexander director of the nsa says the latest allegations are false. >> this is not nsa breaking into any databases. it would be illegal for us to do that. so i don't know what the report is, but i can tell you factually, we do not have access to google servers, yahoo servers. >> the "washington post" story was based on documents obtained from nsa leaker edward snowden. >>> health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius says she is responsible for the problems plaguing the nation's new healthcare website. she was questioned yesterday by a congressional committee. >> who was in charge as it was -- >> was in charge up until -- >> at that team, who is the individual -- >> michelle snyd
not surprised. >> there is another new report on the national security agency today, an italian magazine reports that the nsa may have spied on the pope. and some cardinals. sources at the magazine have been told that the nsa eaves dropped on vati itican phone ca before the conclave. i'm a devout catholic, but i believe the nsa must spy on the vatican. they're tapping the direct line to god. and as i pointed out, this guy has a beard, spent a lot of time in the middle east, and i keep hearing he has some plan that for some reason always involves your grandma dying. >> halloween gaft networks the chance to show off their personalities and you might expect david letterman very impressed. >> it's halloween and all your tv show hosts put on the halloween outfits. this is matt lauer today on the "today" show. that's george stephanopoulos dressed as george clooney. next we have hoda and kathie lee. these are adult men and women making a living on network television. and we do have 60 minutes, take a look. >> that's good. one guy missing from that is willie geist. he may have the best of them all. in c
this time a report at australia claims that the us national security agency is using australian and the seas and a chat to intercept phone calls and data across the region. unending reports the cancellation nations including china are demanding an explanation from the united states on reports wash busy gazing electronic intelligence gathering australian indices think all sports and the countries the sydney morning herald reported thursday. now australian embassies in asia and win the one and aj were being used as part of the us led spying operations the reporter us nasa security agency documents show the australian government has been allowing the nsa cooperate in this and the seas and in the show. i let it not china and east timor. the chinese foreign ministry said that us should abide by international law and regulations. a finance extremely concerned about this report and asked that the us offer a clarification an explanation. we also accept foreign embassies in tyne and their staff respectively and accommodation and other international treaties. we should not get involved in any activiti
the national security agency is the brand and you talk to the center but it's caught the eye of a crowd of persisting protesters were taken over part of the local highway to demonstrate their outrage at surveillance practices the geezer in a fortnight has more noted for its desert wine. painted picture esque melodies. utah has long been home to the nation's largest population of more weeks to date. it's also home to america's soon to be the guests by complex occurred inside the middle of an army base. so you can get to like the protests in the army to protest the nsa garfield learns his lesson on independence day. when police could get a bit more than a hundred restore the fourth activist from protesting in front of the anc's one point five billion dollars data center shortly thereafter the group life away to claim a two mile long state right next to the nsa to confront any tickets now for being there. my latest adopt a highway me think of and we can clean up in the coming weeks and even signed will be placed might feel that says restore the more you talk and pray each day that employee
are emerging about the national security agency's massive spying operation. according to "the washington post," the nsa secretly broke into the main communications links that connect yahoo! and google data centers around the world. and the italian media is reporting that the nsa spied as well on the vatican, spying on both pope benedict and pope francis. the nsa has now just issued an outright denial of the italian media reports. and unless you think the united states is alone in spying efforts, the russians are trying to keep up with us. russian operatives reportedly handing out goody bag to world leaders who were attending september's g-20 summit meeting. it turns out the russians were giving the delegates souvenir usb drives, phone chargers and teddy bears they had bugged. they bugged a teddy bear. who would have imagined? the russians deny the italian media report. joining us for more on benghazi and other foreign policy challenges facing the nation, general jack keen, retired four-star army general, former army vice chief of staff, fox news military analyst. general, great to have you wi
the show. the country's leadership seems to be on clear what its national security agency is doing as we report later. the syrian government dismantled its chemical production facilities but the disarmament process pain in the balance of some rebel groups continued to defy the deal. watts. water teach science. as of the really bad about here the fourth test on the nose wheel over it the smiles that the us military officers mask the pain full force feeding of detainees at guantanamo bay. archie reports from behind a barbed wire. a new new. watching the weekly it's not a cure mrt with me in east now it's good to have you with us that the latest news plus a look back at the week's top stories putting a human face to america's so called war on terror in pakistan on family and a drone strike victims testified in front of congress this week. having lost their grandmother in what was reported as a precision strike on militants yes lawmakers want the us targeted their home counties each cheek and without the emotional briefing. this was the first time actual victims of us drone strikes word in c
charges. >> the head of the senate intelligence committee is defending the national security agency. the agency is facing the global criticism and claims that it spied on foreign allies. democratic senator dianne feinstein says that the end as a operate under direction of other departments. >> i believe s a is filled with a good patriotic people who want to do the right thing. they follow the orders that they are given. the administration controls intelligence. the national intelligence framework is put together by the administration. our priorities are ranked. as i understand it's a these are the priorities of one, terrorism, to, support of our military abroad. 3, nuclear counter proferation, 4, hard targets. and now cyber. those are the main areas. so essentially the end as a is told to do certain things and it does it. >> claims about the u.s. bond on allied leaders and citizens have sparked calls for the u.s. to roll back their surveillance programs. >> some parents in a sacramento suburb are fighting an elementary school policy that makes their children freeze at the end of a r
underway to identify the suspects. >>> new pictures are released of the former national security agency worker edward snowden, revelations that the nsa spied on germany's chancellor angela merkel have proadvocated outrage in the country. >>> french police have released a sketch of a man wanted for the murder of a family in the alps, a shooting that is still unexplained. >>> a dutch children's rights organization is warning of what it describes as an e epidemic of youngsters being forced to perform sexual acts. handed those names to interpol. >> she is the weapon against sex traffic, she is not real. prowling the web for sex, one group trying to end it all. these are some of the men who have been identified as terrorists. researchers log on to chattel rooms pretending to be young girls. within seconds they are being offered money in return for things we cannot repeat. >> whenever i open a chat room dozens of men swarm at me within minutes. from families, good jobs, they're athletes, it's unbelievable how diverse the pattern is. >> this is one of the chat rooms the team are using. 10 f ph
the national security agency has done what many people thought could not be done. the nsa has cracked the powerful encryption which protects bank transfers and medical records and trade secrets as they travel through cyberspace. "the new york times" says the nsa treats its recent successes in deciphering protected information as among its most closely guarded secrets which is why then nsa won't talk to us about kriping to ra if i but martin has been arguing with and working with the nsa since 1975. thank you for being with us this morning. let me ask, and i understand you have no special way of peeking inside the nsa. these encryption standards, i always heard it would take 100 computers 100 years to break the sort of encryption standards we use today. am i wrong? >> it's complicated. the basic standard known as the advanced encryption standard, it would take millions of computers millions of years to break, but it's how you implement it. it's like if you have a resettable combination lock with let's say four digits and you set it to one, two, three, four, that will be real easy to s
with citizens. an italian magazine reported wednesday the national security agency has died on vatican phone calls, including when the successor to pope benedict was being discussed. magazine" said that listened in on the pope. kathleen sebelius faced a grilling on capitol hill wednesday over the technical failures plaguing the rollout of the new health care law. panel,ing before a house sebelius said the government has spent $118 million on health care.gov and $16 million on tech support. she was not able to dig knowledge how many people have enrolled, but she did say that given the problems, the launch will be a small number. >> i am as frustrated as anyone with the launch of healthca re.gov. let me say to these americans, you deserve better. i apologize. earning yourd to confidence back by fixing the site. we are working day and night and will continue until it is fixed. sebelius also faced questions over an internal thernment memo obtained by associated press which shows officials concerns about a high security risk on the site due to's -- insufficient testing. waslius said the website s
by the documents you have gotten better from the national security agency. we have gone through some of the points. you begin with ban ki-moon last april. why don't you start there. >> i used to be with "the baltimoresun" and i wrote back in 1985 and can say i was not shocked about any of this, but i think perhaps one of the most interesting questions these documents raise is i refer to the agency as an omnivore. they're under pressure from policymakers, from the white house, see -- cia, dod to the state department to sort of the prepared to supply information on almost anything. inrisis breaks out tomorrow an unexpected place, and nsa is under heavy pressure to produce intelligence from that place. and that combined with a big- budget in secrecy has, i think, created what actually secretary of state john kerry was saying last week automatic pilot, sort to snatch upeffort any kind of electronic communication there is around the world. i thought the ban ki-moon example was interesting. thank you men, the secretary- general to the u.n., very -- bany to the u.s. -- a ki-moon, secretary-general to the
, as european allies continue to lodge protests over alleged national security agency eavesdropping on international leaders, an italian news magazine reported that the u.s. had also spied on communications from the vatican. without citing sources, the publication said u.s. spying on the vatican included the guesthouse where cardinals stayed before the conclave that elected pope francis. the nsa denied that. the vatican spokesman said, "in any case, we don't have any concerns." >>> meanwhile, this week pope francis met with myanmar opposition leader and nobel peace prize winner aung san suu kyi, who spent almost two decades under house arrest. the two reaffirmed their mutual support for values such as non-violence, democracy, and human dignity. we want to assess now the catholic church under pope francis with kim lawton, managing editor of this program, and kevin extrum, editor in chief of "religion news service." welcome to you both. kevin, we learned this week that there are going to be some new cardinals announced soon. >> yes. the pope is going to name a new class of cardinals i
on with the national security agency. because you jointly oversee the a senior member of the national security community, this is in your portfolio as well. what did you know about the collection of intelligence from communications? when did you know about it? have you discussed it with the president? do you feel it is appropriate, why is it appropriate? mr. minister, how worried is your government that the united states is intercepting your communications and what does this do to new zealand's trust with the u.s.? barbara, i don't discuss conversations in national security council meetings. i certainly don't discuss publicly conversations we had regarding intelligence. we are examining all of the different dynamics that are now out there and the procedures and the processes. the white house has been very clear on that. those who lead our intelligence community have been very clear on that. we have great respect for our partners, our allies who cooperate with us and we cooperate with them to try to keep the world safe and to keep each other safe, to keep our nation safe. intelligence is a key
. >> lawmakers are expected to introduce a bill occur tailing the national security agencies powers to indiscriminately collect personal information. the u.s.a. freedom act is authored by patrick lay he. >> i did would provide stronger restrictions and require the government to delete information it collects accidentally more aggressively than it does now. the bill has a dozen co sponsors in the senate and 70 in the house. meanwhile, senator dianne feinstein, the democratic head of the senate intelligence committee, who has been a staunch defender of the n.s.a. is among those criticizing the agencies monitoring of world leaders like german chancellor angela merkel. insta statement, she said: the white house says president obama was not aware of just how extensive the n.s.a.'s intelligence gathering was until this summer, but the president insists there will be a complete review of the n.s.a.'s spying policy. >> what we've seen over the last several years is their pass has continued to develop and expand and that's why i'm initiating now a review to make sure that what they're able t
with more. >> reporter: the vatican says it's not worried about reports that u.s. security agencies spied on cardinals as they prepared to elect a new pope in march. an italian magazine says the national security agency listened in to telephone calls in and out of the vatican. the latest allegations come as spain's prime minister grows a growing list of allies, furious over spying on leaders. if true, he says, this activity is inappropriate is unacceptable. >> a spanish newspaper reports nsa tracked more than 60 million phone calls in spain in just one month. >> it is disgusting. america is friends when it's convenient, he says. france and germany are also demanding an explanation. german chancellor angela merkel is investigating reports that the u.s. has been monitoring her cell phone for years. alphonso van marsh, wjz eyewitness news. >> now, the vatican says if the allegations are true, it is an embarrassing blow to an institution famous for its cloak-and-dagger-like secrecy. >>> a new report is out today on the deadly shooting at the washington navy regard -- yard. and it criticized t
of the national security agency says reports of widespread phone tapping overseas are not true. meanwhile, a proposed bill in congress would sale back some of the n.a.a.'s powers. >> confident and almost defiant, the nation's top spy chiefs made no apologies, vigorously defending the job they do to keep america and its allies safe. >> there has not been a mass casualty here in the u.s. since 2001. that's not by luck. they didn't stop hating us. they didn't say that they were going to just forget this. they continued to try. >> the work of the n.s.a. is under fire, because of revelations by former n.s.a. analyst edward snowden. documents he leaked revealed the n.s.a. has been collecting phone calls and text messages of millions of american citizens. the author of the patriot act has proposed a new law called the freedom act aimed at ending the sweeping phone tapping program. the act would stop drag net collection of phone calls of american citizens, place stronger restrictions on who is targeted and appoint a special advocate to the super secret fisa courts to protect privacy rights. natio
indicating national security agency is scooping up millions of e mail records from yahoo and google's networks. nsa denies claims. yahoo says it has not given access to its data centers and google said it's outraged by the government's parent actions. >> the nsa apparent controversy brought german officials to the white house, they met with some of the president's top advisors discussing reports that the u.s. spied on dozens of leaders from allied countries >> reporter: outrage over the nsa surveillance program. members of the european parliament met with some of president obama's top aides at the white house, discussing spying programs focussed on elected officials and citizens abroad. >> i hope the outcome of the visit is not one to lecture the united states on anything. or to threaten the united states. >> reporter: one week after reports surfaced the u.s. tapped personal cell phone of the germ man chancellor, national security council claims they have agreed to intensify cooperation between their country's intelligence services yet there is still intense skepticism. >> trust i
or democrat. people are more dependent now. >>> a new report says the national security agency is monitoring e-mails and other information on google and yahoo. the "washington post" says the agency tapped into cables around the world. that is according to secret documents from nsa leaker edward snowden. the nsa is rejecting allegations that it spied on the vatican. officials say the story from an italian magazine are not true. >>> the boston red sox are world champions once again. they beat the st. louis cardinals last night 6-1. it is boston's world series win. mark strassmann is inside fenway park. >> good morning, charlie. what a night here in fenway park as inning by inning pitch by pitch the crowd in here stood up and got louder waiting for the magical moment. >> the red sox are world champions! >> bedlam boston the final pitch with koji uehara thousands of fans poured into the streets to celebrate the historic championship. it is the first time in 95 years the red sox have won the world series in fenway park. david ortiz was the series mvp. >> thi
spokesperson, says, general alexander, head of the national security agency did not discuss with president obama in 2010 an alleged foreign intelligence operation involving chancellor merkel, nor has he ever discussed alleged operations chancellor merkel. the president reportedly apologized to merkel who grew up in east germany under the eyes and ears of the sassi. he said he would have stopped the bugging if he had known about it. lawmakers say new leaks from edward snowden about the u.s. intercepting phone calls from other officials are really hurting relations. >> i think the revelations from snowden and the secrets that have been revealed are doing significant damage to our bilateral relationships with germany, with mexico, with the other countries where the suggestion is that we have listened in. so i think we have repair work to do. bill: brazil's president canceled a state visit over nsa leaks that indicated her phone calls had been listened to. bill? bill: what is the white house going to respond to or how will it respond now to these leaks, wendell? >> reporter: as they dribble ou
briefly current national security agency practices. including its bulk data collection programs and the implication these programs have tube for the privacy of nevadans and millions of other law-abiding citizens. due to published reports in newspapers rander around the wo, nevadans are well-aware that the federal government has been collecting phone data of law-abiding citizens without their knowledge. these practices are mostly authorized by section 215 of the patriot act. specifically, section 215 permits the f.b.i. to seek a court order directing a business to turn over certain records when there are reasonable grounds to believe that the information sought is relevant to an authorized investigation of international terrorism. madam president, relevance has been found by the courts to be a broad standard that, in effect, allows large volumes of data to be collected. these same records can be combed through in order to identify smaller amounts of information that are relevant to an ongoing investigation. so to put it in other words, it's been aestablished that section 215 allo
're watching "worldwide exchange." >>> the national security agency has denied that president barack obama was told that he was spying on the phone of angela merkel. they claim the president was informed by the nsa chief in 2010 that it had bugged the phone of the chancellor and he didn't stop the operation because he didn't trust her. trust her with what? annette has the information. i've always assumed, annette, that we're all spying on each other. we have this big listening post called gchq and what is it there for if not to listen to people. the mistake the u.s. made was they wrote it on paper. once you have a record of it, you have to complain. >> that's true. the german constitution states that the u.s. secret service agencies are allowed to spy on german soil and they, as well, might be allowed to spy on angela merkel. so everybody who is now screaming that's against the law might not really be right. but let me reiterate what we are as well having in terms of reports coming out from the wall street journal. they are saying that president obama was informed about the spying on angel
security agency monitored millions of phone calls, text messages and e-mails of spanish citizens and earlier nsa said the country's president barack obama had no idea that merkel's phone was being tapped. and media have reported that obama was informed about the phone monitoring in 2010 and the union delegations expect to be member of congress to express its concerns over the u.s. spying program. in washington they are not happy so let's talk about that joining us on skype in a college in london. this is a bit of bluster and won't change and knew it was happening anyway. >> the government official claims to be shocked, shocked that they are running a gambling casino and taking kickbacks at the same time. there is no doubt about it european leaders are aware that the u.s. engages in this work. many european spy agencies work alongside the nsa, dch q in the uk for example and there is no doubt there is bluff and bluster that you refer to it as and a lot of posturing going on for public consumption. >>> it's merkel's phone and reaches right to the heart of government and is that int
alleged national security agency eavesdropping. a spanish newspaper has published a document that shows the n.s.a. tapped into more than 60 million phone calls in spain in a month a week after similar reports of united states spying in france and germany. officials say the white house is reviewing the way america gathers intelligence to account for the security concerns. the white house cut off monitoring programs after learning of them including the one tracking german chancellor merkel. >> homeless advocates will stage a sleep in, in the mission district protesting the proposal to close the city parks at night. currently, san francisco's $220 parks are open all night but he is pushing a measure 20 close the parks between midnight and 5:00, the only way to prevent an estimated $1 million a year loss from vandalism and illegal dumping. opponents say it will criminalize homelessness. >> it has been breezy. with have this each fall. right when the leaves are peaking. there could be newspapers or trash blowing around in your log, that is the kind of night it was. still tracking the isolate
in the u.k. has been overshadowed by reports of spying by america's national security agency. according to nsa leaker eric snowden, there has been eavesdropping. the e.u. envoy will arrive in washington. >> reporter: that's right, they'll be joined by members of congress, think tanks and telephone companies to discuss the surveillance of citizens. this is a delegation that had been organized some months ago. the european parliament had set up an inquiry as a result of the news from eric snowden. we are expecting some sort of emergency delegation of intelligence officials from both germany and france to washington in the next few days to have talks, but we're not sure when that is going to happen. as for whether they're going to get any joy through congress we heard that europe should be grateful for the surveillance, it's keeping europe safe. we're not sure what you all are complaining about. >> they have also said that the french and the germans spy on the usa so don't be surprised we do it to you. this is quite interesting. angela merkel, apparently she has been bugged, if you like, f
of the globe many has been flying around first it was spain the newspaper reports our national security agency spied on more than 60 million paul calls? in just one month last year? this comes on the heels of allegations that the beloved nsa push the boundaries to spy on france and also german chancellor sulfone. -- cellphone now to try the country wall spend less on business travel spending money spent on china business travel is expected to jump 14% this year in an 17% next year. almost all of those will be in asia self korea hong kong and singapore as the top destination america will be number eight top spot for chinese business travelers. also dealing with a sagging sales at home, a consumption is at the weakest level. wine consumption according to the biggest blame going to the economic downturn and they have to look for more customers abroad. more than 50% of italian wine is exported up from 28% in 2000. the biggest buyers are the u.s. and germany. are they drinking lessor are we drinking more? the anticipated earnings are out of the call is still going on but apple responded to question
is reportedly close to ordering the national security agency to stop spying on the heads of state of american allies. the diplomatic crisis is brewing following recent reports of nsa surveillance programs in europe. among those is lungo. she was outraged. former vice president dick cheney said that he believes snowden is a trader, plain and simple. >> i hope we can catch him at some point in time. he violated the conditions under which he got the information. >> reporter: snowden also has his supporters. >>> the fbi held a ceremony to honor its new director. he said he wished his mother could see him now. >> she snapped over the shades every single mother and said, rise and shine and show the world what you're made of. i found it less inspiring at the time, but it made us who we are. and i will never forget that. >> come was the number two official when the nsa's wiretapping program came up for renewal. then attorney general ashrcroft was hospitalized at the time. he became fbi director last month. >>> a local baseball hero and a special tribute to his hometown petaluma and the 707 area code
the national security agency to stop spying on the heads of state of american allies. the diplomatic crisis is brewing following recent reports of nsa surveillance programs in europe. among those is lungo. she was outraged. former vice president dick cheney said that he believes snowden is a trader, plain and simple. >> i hope we can catch him at some point in time. he violated the conditions under which he got the information. >> reporter: snowden also has his supporters. >>> the fbi held a ceremony to honor its new director. he said he wished his mother could see him now. >> she snapped over the shades every single mother and said, rise and shine and show the world what you're made of. i found it less inspiring at the time, but it made us who we are. and i will never forget that. >> come was the number two official when the nsa's wiretapping program came up for renewal. then attorney general ashrcroft was hospitalized at the time. he became fbi director last month. >>> a local baseball hero and a special tribute to his hometown petaluma and the soon, californians from to salinas to san d
at the national security agency or national security desk, why didn't we try to send somebody from somewhere? what happened? >> hi, chris. i think people need to understand this is a situation where as much as the people on the ground working with the state department in libya knew that the threat was there and requested security, the state department just wasn't prepared to deal with this situation. and by being prepared, you have a list of things that when something goes wrong like this you go down that list and make certain phone calls and notify certain people. and that just wasn't the case. they had numbers from the d.o.d. that had expired. then you run into a situation where these agencies, the cia, the state department, and the military don't necessarily talk to each other and are in communications as much as you'd think. >> you know, as an american that doesn't work for me. the president, the security agency people are sitting in the white house. they're getting an instantaneous report of what's going on there. what weren't they looking at? where was the u.s. cavalry to use an american ima
. >>> the head of the national security agency today denied any phone surveillance of european citizens. general keith alexander defended the nsa's intelligence data collecting. the nsa has been under fire this last week over reports of phone surveillance in europe. >>> california lieutenant governor gavin newsom and his wife are putting their support behind hillary clinton for a white house run. the newsom's today formally endorsed clinton. the newsom's say the former secretary of state has the best shot of breaking the glass ceiling and becoming the first woman president. the newsom's announcement comes a week before she is set to hit san francisco for two big appearances. >>> now at 6:00, bay area law enforcement are gearing up for the annual halloween sweep of registered sex offenders. but we'll tell you about the civil rights fight being waged to protect those sex offenders. >>> hundreds face off with sonoma sheriff's department. >>> the trick or treat tradition is just two days away and as your children get ready for halloween, police around the bay area are also preparing for their annual
communications, more communications between corporate america and national security agencies. meeting with eight top executives from finance, information technology to talk about this draft and listen, everybody wants to try to do more to stop cybercrime. recent study showed cybercrime across the u.s. economy $100 billion per year up to about 500,000 jobs through stolen financial assets, stolen intellectual property, damage to brand and reputation. the cost of cleaning up and repairing a company has to incur after a cyber attack. the stakes alone are huge. >> it ranges from people's identities being stolen by some low level dogs potentially. all the way to hypothetical scenarios where there is an existential threat to electronic commerce. in the trillions of payments go through the united states each day. >> meanwhile the house has passed cybercrime legislation to try to beef up the efforts legislatively but has been stuck in the senate over concerns about privacy protections. liz: thank you, peter, very much. 15 minutes before the closing bell rings again. s&p above that record level. we very w
forgive this. they continued to try. >> the work of the national security agency is under fire because of revelations by former nsa analyst edward snowden. documents he leaked revealed the nsa has been collecting phone calls and text mess inls of millions of citizens. congressman james sensesenbrenner, the author of the "the patriot act" is expected to propose a new law, the freedom act, stopping dragnet collection of phone calls from citizens, place stronger restrictions on who is tarted and appoint an advocate to the courts protecting rights. the director of national intelligence, james clapper, and national security director keith alexander told the committee the content of phone calls was secret in a lock box, unless there is a link to terrorism. and that, they say, is rare. >> there would only be looked at if we had reasonable and artic u la ble suspicious that we had connection to a foreign, al qaeda-related group, and look into the box. in 2012 we had 2088 such selectors, that we could look into that. that's it. of the billions of records, only 288. >> at the committee hearing t
the secret activities of the national security agency. >> the only scanneda louse thinks are the attacks made upon you. >> on tuesday, in the main, it provided a respectful platform for the director of national intelligence and the head of the nsa to answer critics. on the bugging of world leaders james clapper insisted he was following broad orders to give the president the best information possible on his foreign counterparts. >> as long as i have been in the intelligence business - 50 years - leadership intention, in whatever form it's expressed is a basic tenant of what we are to collect and analyse. >> on recent allegations that the united states was collecting millions of phone record in france and spain, the head of the nsa offered this defense. >> this is not information we collected on european citizens. it represents information that we, and our nato allies, have collected in defense of our country, and in support of military operations. >> but for the last several months, documents the whistle blower edward snowden leaked showed a global dragnet behind france and spain and it faile
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